It's late, I'm restless, and I decided to fire up my trusty old SE/30 after several years of being on display in a box in my garage. I was hoping to get her online, so I can finally start adding some software to my Newton 2100...
So, I plug her in, attach an ADB keyboard and mouse (Extended Keyboard II - best keyboard ever!), and hit the power switch. Immediately, I'm bombarded by a horrible scratching / crackling noise, and the Chimes of Doom. I quickly hit the kill-switch, remove the back casing and try again, and I get the same awful sound, but now I can see that in the clear tube on the back of the CRT, there is a very bright flickering spark, which seems to be the source of the noise. I do hear the normal startup chime, and going by the sound of the HDD I'd say she's booting, but the screen isn't displaying anything up front. Is my beloved SE/30 dead?!
I shot a quick video with my phone and uploaded it to my .Mac account - here's the link:
Any ideas? Did she die of loneliness and neglect out in the cold depths of my garage?